NEWS — 04 June 2014

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Philomena Lee returns to Roscrea to honour our late son, and calls for the truth on the remains of nearly 

800 children found interred in a septic tank of a former home for unwed mothers.

Also regarding the mass grave, Ireland’s Junior Minister for Education and Skills Ciaran Cannon tells The Irish World:

“We need an inquiry to determine what exactly happened, were there 796 children interred in a tank in the ground?”

Burgling duo Eileen Doyle and Martin Wickens, who preyed on the elderly,

receive jail sentences that amount to 11 years.

Northern Ireland holds an anti-racism rally as hate attacks rise in Belfast and Derry.

Former world champion boxer Steve Collins talks about The Great British Hell Run, a 5K or 10K event to take place on June 14

using a course designed by himself and to raise money for seven worthy causes.

Four roses will be representing the UK at this year’s Rose of Tralee. Nottingham Rose Claire Regan, Derby Rose Aoife Broderick, Scotland Rose Michelle Kelly

and Manchester Rose Mairead Hussey progressed from last week’s regional finals in Portlaoise. 

Police appeal for witnesses to the rally collision that has left three dead. Irish driver David Carney and his co-driver Ray Fitzpatrick,

also from Ireland, lost control of their car during the Jim Clark Rally on Saturday.

We catch up with The Strypes and Maverick Sabre at London’s Home Coming Festival.

The Irish Embassy marks 35 years of Brent Irish Advisory Service.

A London artist aims to tackle ageism by making his 77-year-old grandfather from Donegal a renowned artist. 

We talk to Barry Ward and Simone Kirby, the lead characters of Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall.

RTE’s Sinead Crowley tells Shelley Marsden how impending motherhood gave her the “big idea” for her debut novel.

Patrick O’Kane, Belfast actor and former player with Tir Chonaill Gaels, talks about a poignant new play from Owen McCafferty.

Quietly sees two men from different sides come face to face and find there has been pain on both sides.

Donal Clancy talks about his dad Liam’s death prompted him to resurrect the family songbook.

Burlesque artist Nina LaBelle talks about how her Irish granny influenced her career choice.

Tourism Ireland look to cash in on the Kimye visit with a promotional video. Kim Kardashian tweeted that she had the “best most romantic honeymoon” in Ireland and Prague.

IN SPORT…

The final planning application for the £4.17 million redevelopment of the Emeralds Ground at Ruislip is submitted,

the process is now anticipated to take 12 weeks with planning expected to be granted by mid-August.

Burnley’s Michael Duff, former Northern Ireland international, chats about Burnley’s promotion to the Premier League.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomes The Claddagh Gaels Ladies to Castlebar, Co. Mayo for a trip in conjuction with the London Mayo Association. 

Full coverage of the GAA in London and  other regions.  

 

 

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